Amusing, Random

Citizen Steve

18 Jun , 2013  

Citizen Steve 1987

For his 40th birthday Steven Spielberg’s friends made him this short film based on Citizen Kane (1941) about his life and career up to that point.



Paul Newman’s Philanthropy

26 Jan , 2012  

Paul Newman's Philanthropy

Paul Newman was born on this day in 1925 and despite passing away in 2008, his remarkable philanthropic activities live on.

Interesting, Random

Jaws Vertigoed

15 Jan , 2012  

Jaws Vertigoed

What does a scene from Jaws (1975) sound like with the music from Vertigo (1958)?

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Vue West End …Then and Now

5 Oct , 2011  

Vue in 2011 and 1976

What was showing at cinemas in London’s West End back in 1976?

Interesting, Random

NASA Endeavor Split Screen Mashup

14 Jun , 2011  

Space Shuttle Endeavor Final Launch

A NASA video of Space Shuttle Endeavor’s last launch has been recut so we can see all four camera angles simultaneously.

Random, Trailers

One Day filmed at the Rio Cinema?

30 May , 2011  

One Day filmed in Dalston

The latest trailer for One Day would suggest that one scene was shot outside the Rio Cinema in East London


Old UK Cinemas

7 Apr , 2011  

Old UK Cinemas

Flickr user dusashenka has posted a rich photo archive of UK cinemas.


The Heart Specialist

6 Apr , 2011  

The Heart Specialist

How did a film over 5 years old eventually get a theatrical release back in January of this year?



Charlie Sheen Web Show

6 Mar , 2011  

Charlie Sheen Webcast

Charlie Sheen has now launched his own show on the internet called Sheen’s Korner.

Amusing, Random

The Film School Thesis Statement Generator

11 Feb , 2011  

Film School Thesis Statement Generator

The Film School Thesis Generator is a fairly accurate spoof of the academic jargon used to describe the art of cinema.

Random, Thoughts

The Genius of Groundhog Day

2 Feb , 2011  

Bill Murray in Groundhog Day

February 2nd is Groundhog Day in the US, a bizarre holiday made famous by a classic 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray.

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George W Bush meets Mark Zuckerberg

16 Jan , 2011  

Bush at Facebook

If there is a sequel to The Social Network, the November meet up between Mark Zuckerberg and George W Bush has to be in it.

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Interesting, Random

Was Etoile an influence on Black Swan?

11 Jan , 2011  

Etoile and Black Swan

Was an early Jennifer Connelly film an influence on Black Swan?

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Directors, Images, Interesting, Random

Stanley Kubrick’s IBM XT

1 Jan , 2011  

Stanely Kubrick and his IBM XT

Back in January 1984 Alan Bowker helped Stanley Kubrick get set up with an IBM XT computer.


Interesting, Random

Location Map of Best Picture Winners

24 Dec , 2010  

Best Picture Winners Location Map

From Wings (1929) to Slumdog Millionaire (2008), a map shows the location of each film that won Best Picture at the Oscars.

Random, Viral Video

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

21 Dec , 2010  

We are not in Kansas Anymore

A new video shows how the famous line ‘We’re not in Kansas anymore’ from The Wizard of Oz has repeatedly cropped up in films and TV shows.

Amusing, Random

Monty Python and The British Censor

5 Oct , 2010  

Monty Python letter

A 1974 letter from Python Pictures has surfaced online detailing the cuts the British censor wanted to make to Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).


Bacon Kevin Bacon

30 Sep , 2010  

Kevin Bacon statue made out of Bacon

A US company specialising in bacon products recently commissioned an artist to create a life-sized bust of actor Kevin Bacon …made out of bacon.

Interesting, Random

Financial Apocalypse in Rollover

25 Sep , 2010  


Rollover didn’t exactly make major waves upon its release, but its depiction of a global financial collapse now seems chilling.

News, Random

2001 Acid Trip

12 Sep , 2010  

2001 A Space Odyssey Poster

On Friday night a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in Los Angeles was interrupted by someone apparently having an acid trip during the climax.

Interesting, Random, TV

John Ford BBC interview from 1968

16 Aug , 2010  

A vintage BBC interview with director John Ford from 1968

Interesting, Random

Batman logos in early Christopher Nolan films

13 Aug , 2010  

Batman logo in Following

Christopher Nolan became an A-List Hollywood director with Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008) but his early films also contain intriguing images related the caped crusader.

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Images, Random

Is Inception About Inception?

18 Jul , 2010  

There are a number of questions audiences will be asking themselves after seeing Inception, but could the film be about itself?


Movie Titles Stills Collection

8 Apr , 2010  

An amazing selection of movie titles which arranged by decade from 1929 to 2009.

Directors, Random

Kurosawa on Google

23 Mar , 2010  

Google have put famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa on their front page today in honour of what would have been his 100th birthday.

Amusing, Random

The Big Lebowski Alignment Chart

15 Mar , 2010  

Someone has created an amusing chart of characters based on The Big Lebowski.

Amusing, Random

Lookalikes: Steve Jobs and Michael Haneke

20 Feb , 2010  

Doesn’t Steve Jobs look a bit like Michael Haneke?


Amusing, Random, Viral Video

The Crying Wife

2 Feb , 2010  

I’m not sure if these YouTube videos of a man filming his wife crying at films are real, fake or part of some kind of internet spoof.

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Amusing, Random

The Shatner Khan Meme

1 Jan , 2010  

I have to confess that the whole William Shatner ‘screaming the name of the villain in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ internet meme kind of passed me by until now.



Merry New Year!

1 Jan , 2010  

FILMdetail and Eddie Murphy wish you a Merry New Year